Maine is known and loved for its beautiful lands, lakes, rivers, and coastline—and we owe a lot to the individuals who have helped protect these natural resources. In 2020, the Natural Resources Council of Maine recognized four individuals who have made significant, lasting contributions to safeguarding Maine’s environment by presenting them with Conservation Leadership Awards. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the event was hosted virtually for the first time.
In 2020 we honored:
- Eric Sherman, People’s Choice Award, for incredible work to on the No CMP Corridor campaign ranging from gathering petition signatures to delivering signs to fundraising and keeping others informed, and for his dedication and hard work for the greater good of Maine’s North Woods. (Read Eric’s remarks.)
- Vaughan Woodruff, for his tireless efforts, at the Legislature and throughout Maine, to move our state toward a clean energy future, create clean energy jobs for Maine people, and protect western Maine from the CMP corridor.
- Aram Calhoun, for her leadership and expertise in the effort to protect Maine’s vernal pools, including as a scientific expert supporting our work to stop the CMP corridor project.
- Cathy Johnson, Lifetime Achievement Award, for her decades of advocacy in defense of Maine’s North Woods, and for her ability to inspire and galvanize support for wild places among NRCM members, coalition partners, and communities across Maine. (Read Cathy’s remarks from our October 22nd event.)
Watch the full 2020 event:
Banner photo: Rock Pond at sunrise by J.Monkman/NRCM